History of Art for the Intelligence Community
In Search of Balkania lifts a long overdue ban on the Balkans as a site of intellectual endeavor and cultural desire. Conceived from the outset as a curatorial operation and artistic experience against expectations, this exhibition confronts a subject full of contradictions, to which everyone brings baggage they can't easily drop.
A Survey (Part 2)
International Art since 1950 - Collection Ploil, a selection
Ever since Jonathan Richardson's praise for the science of the connoisseur in his 1719 paper, “An Essay on the Whole Art of Criticism as it Relates to Painting and an Argument in Behalf of the Science of the Connoisseur”, the genuine collector has been identified with the title of connoisseur. As such the private collector is of central importance in the development of art.
Chromophobia - A general survey (part 1)
Masterpieces of the Neue Galerie in Schloss Eggenberg
The 19th and early 20th century collection at the Neue Galerie in Graz is one of the most important of its kind in Austria both in terms of quality and quantity. From May 2001 onwards we have the great opportunity to exhibit this special collection in the palace of Schloss Eggenberg.
In its first phase, the development of sculpture in the 20 century was characterised by detachment from the human body. In Brancusi's work, the human head becomes increasingly geometric and ultimately egg-shaped. This process was called abstraction, meaning abstraction from human dimensions.